Sidney is our pet Bearded Dragon. He is named after the Baltimore Orioles pitcher Sidney Ponson. Captive-born and hand-raised, Sidney is a calm but occasionally active little guy. He is still a little timid around the other animals in the house, like Saucy.
Here are Sidney's other pages and page sections:
Technically speaking, Sidney is an Inland Bearded Dragon; by far the most common species found in the North American pet trade. The full taxonomic name for Sidney's species is:
This picture was taken in late August 1999. Sidney came to live with Neal and Julie Ziring on August 2, 1999. Before that, he lived at House of Tropicals in Glen Burnie, MD. He was hatched by a Maryland reptile breeder in June, 1999.
Lizards can be very nice pets, but they are not for everybody. Any reptile requires substantial care, and an active young bearded dragon will require quite a lot of care. To decide if a bearded dragon is the right pet for you, answer the following questions:
If you answered yes to all of these questions, then a bearded dragon could be the right reptile for you. Remember, while no lizard pet will be as cuddly or affectionate as a dog, beardies are much more docile and friendly than most.
For more information about this issue, check out Melissa Kaplan's article So, you think you want a reptile?.
If you've already gotten a bearded dragon, and are wondering how best to take care of it, visit one of the care site links below, and also check out this site's care tips.
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Here are some links to other bearded dragon and related web sites. They are divided into three groups: pet-oriented sites, science-oriented sites, and commercial breeder and pet product sites.
Sidney's pages: [Home] [Picture Gallery] [Care & Feeding Info] [Overview of Bearded Dragon species]
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This page written by Neal Ziring, last modified 11/4/08.